2021 Robert Burns Camperdown Festival 2-3-4 July

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The festival promotes the legacy of Robert Burns and the cultural heritage of Scots in south-west Victoria.

Family Festival Fun, Kilt Optional!

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Last year our festival became a virtual event, this has given us new ways of celebrating and connecting both locally and afar. Many thanks to everyone who participated, commented and subscribed! You can still view the 2020 content as a taster for 2021.

We are ever mindful of the impact of the Covid-19 Virus and will be arranging live and virtual content for 2021, with careful venue selection that can be responsive to the latest restrictions and advice. Tickets / venue will be limited.

Our connection to Scotland – providing invaluable inspiration, support and resources;

Robert Burns World Federation

2020 Virtual Fest In Review

Enjoy the collection of youtubes and facebook videos that gave us a vibration, virtual 2019! 


Wed-Thur-Fri Instrumental Workshops (Pre-fest Music School)

Book to join in workshops. Hone your skills, meet other players and learn from the best. There's a student showcase finale Friday night. Book for workshops and be eligible for a weekend pass discount.​

Fri-Sat-Sun Concerts, Sessions, Competitions & Activities

Experience a wide range of concerts, sessions, competitions & activities make this great value. Grab a weekend pass to support the event and to access all activities (excluding gala dinner and workshops).

Festival Gala Dinner, limited seats. Tickets TBA.

Celebrate the opening of the festival in style with great entertainment and a 3 course dinner, including the piping in of the haggis. Bookings essential as numbers limited. Separate ticket to weekend pass.

Sat-Sun Markets & Clock Tower Visits

Under the elms, the avenue is the perfect place to enjoy market stalls and enjoy music and dance demonstrations. To run a stall please use our contact page.

Market stalls, music and heritage stalls will activate the beautiful elm avenue.

Highland Dancing Demonstrations

The highland fling is a must of course! Beautiful, skilled demonstrations by dance troupes. Get your tartan heart dancing. Pick up some new moves!

There will be kilts and dancing!

Welcome to Country, Heritage Links

Celebrating first nation beginnings. Building our future, respecting our past. The festival seeks inspiration from Naidoc celebrations.

Events TBA to acknowledge and celebrate our first nation heritage in Camperdown Victoria.

Saturday Lecture Series

This popular series is entertaining, enlightening and invites discussion. A $25 ticket covers 4 lectures.

Held at the Killara Centre.Topics are listed on our Lecture Series page.

Heritage Centre

The Heritage Centre will be open 10 - 2, Saturday & Sunday. Learn about our amazing shared history.

Displays of both First Nation, Scottish Settlers & Local  heritage. Meet local centre volunteers, explore photographs and artefacts.


If you would like to be a festival volunteer please contact our coordinator: 0407 056 126 , apply using the volunteer form.

Kids Events & School Program, prior and during the Festival.

School art competitions (with age categories) and a festival exhibition. Invited performers will run virtual school events. Storytelling​ at the Library. Scottish sports events may run. TBC.

Whisky Tastings, Baking Workshop & Shortbread Comp!

The shortbread baking competition is on again, so to the tasting of fine whiskys; sure to improve your Scottish accent! The popular baking workshop is on Wednesday at 10am.

Robert Burns Statue Council Foyer & Sunday Concert

Sunday Morning Concert 10am at the Robert Burns Statue, hear the Bard's songs, poems and stories. Visit the statue on any day. Read about our local connections to Scotland.

Saturday 11am Golf Tournament

Get into the swing of it! Robbie Burns Golf Ambrose Mixed Event at Camperdown Golf Club. This enthusiastic competition is open to all. Who will win the shield? For more details contact the club.

Sunday Theatre Royal Finale Concert

A grand finale featuring a selection of performances by community groups and headline acts. The Warrnambool Pipe Band opens the event tattoo style. Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club to feature.

Visit Historic Masonic Lodge

The lodge will be open during the weekend as will the council foyer to visit the Burns Statue - times for 2021 to be advised.

Support our local sponsors;

Special thanks to our main sponsors: Corangamite Shire Council & Cobden & Districts Community Bank Branch & Camperdown Branch Bendigo Bank. Tuniversal Music Group Inc. auspices the event.